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86 Percent Of COVID-19 Cases In Tamil Nadu Asymptomatic, Says Chief Minister K Palaniswami

In a statement detailing the various efforts taken to address the COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that the Tamil Nadu’s mortality rate was the lowest when compared to even some foreign countries, besides other Indian states

86 Percent Of COVID-19 Cases In Tamil Nadu Asymptomatic, Says Chief Minister K Palaniswami

Chennai: As many as 86 per cent of Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 cases have been found to be asymptomatic, and the lockdown and related curbs have helped keep the pandemic under check, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday. In a statement detailing the various efforts taken to address the COVID-19 situation since February, he also said that the state’s mortality rate was the lowest when compared to even some foreign countries, besides other Indian states. Tamil Nadu, he said, also had the best recovery rate.

However, DMK chief M K Stalin questioned CM Palaniswami’s statement and said the CM should not do “lip service” but take proactive steps to contain the rapid spread of the pandemic in Chennai and added that the government should ascertain whether there was community transmission in the city.

While the pandemic has severely affected the state’s economy, various measures have been rolled out to put it back on track, and even some new investments have been attracted as a result, CM Palaniswami said.

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As of Sunday, Tamil Nadu reported a total of 31,667positive cases, including 269 deaths, while 16,999 people have been cured of the virus.

About 5.50 lakh tests have been conducted in Tamil Nadu till June 4, 2020. Through these tests we came to know that 86per cent of corona-affected persons had no symptoms at all, CM Palaniswami said.

Soon after the outbreak of coronavirus in China in January this year, the state government started acting from February itself, he said.
Measures included checks at railway stations and airports, sealing of the borders and the government implementing the lockdown in March, he said and lauded the people for abiding by the curbs. But for public support, the situation could have been worse, CM Palaniswami added.

So far, the government has allocated over Rs 4,033 crore towards various efforts regarding COVID-19, even as the health infrastructure has been strengthened with measures, including appointment of more doctors and nurses, he said.

Increasing the number of testing labs and hospitals in public and private sectors was also done. While there was no bar on farming and related activities during this period, efforts were also taken to steer the economy back on track.

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This included the setting up of a high-level panel to attract investments, especially from firms leaving certain other countries. As a result, investors from the US, France and the UK, among others, had signed pacts recently worth Rs 15,000 crore that would bring in 47,000 job opportunities, the Chief Minister added.

Sops to MSMEs like a moratorium on repayment of debts and provision of new loans were other measures. Food security was also being ensured with the government providing free essentials for three months starting April to over two crore ration card holders while poor, destitute and migrant workers were also being provided with food through community kitchens and Amma Canteens, he said.

The government was taking all steps for people’s welfare but they should also cooperate more in its fight against the contagion, he said.

It won’t be possible to prevent the spread of the disease with a lack of public support though the government may impose curfew and other curbs, he said.

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Personal precautions like wearing a face mask, practising hand hygiene, duly following social distancing and staying indoors were important for this purpose, he added. DMK leader Stalin, also the Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, said Chennai was becoming a “pandemic capital” and asked the government to act quickly to arrest the spike.

Rather than doing lip service that we have the lowest mortality rate, show keenness in implementation of measures to tackle the virus spread, he said in a Facebook page. He asked,

At least act now to contain Chennai from becoming the pandemic capital. Government hospitals in the city are struggling due to lack of beds. What happened to the government announcement on converting marriage halls and educational institutions into COVID-19 facilities?

While Tamil Nadu was among the worst affected states, the chief minister offered no constructive solutions to contain the spread of the virus or protecting people whose livelihood shave been affected, he said.

In a separate statement, he also asked the government to study if community transmission was happening in the city and take according to scientific measures to tackle the situation. Meanwhile, Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani hit out at Stalin for his criticism of the government, saying only its timely intervention had ensured a high recovery rate and low fatality rate.

If Stalin thinks he can boost his falling political clout using corona, he will be left hugely disappointed, the Minister said in a statement. He asserted that the chief minister was diligently handling the situation.

World

22,90,75,864Cases
19,16,26,474Active
3,27,49,574Recovered
46,99,816Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,90,75,864 and 46,99,816 have died; 19,16,26,474 are active cases and 3,27,49,574 have recovered as on September 21, 2021 at 3:56 am.

India

3,35,04,534 26,115Cases
3,09,5758,606Active
3,27,49,574 34,469Recovered
4,45,385 252Deaths
In India, there are 3,35,04,534 confirmed cases including 4,45,385 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,09,575 and 3,27,49,574 have recovered as on September 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,24,498 2,583

45,229 1,281

63,40,723 3,836

1,38,546 28

Kerala

45,24,158 15,692

1,67,578 6,623

43,32,897 22,223

23,683 92

Karnataka

29,68,543 677

14,386 1,025

29,16,530 1,678

37,627 24

Tamil Nadu

26,47,041 1,661

16,984 15

25,94,697 1,623

35,360 23

Andhra Pradesh

20,39,529 839

14,388 311

20,11,063 1,142

14,078 8

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,680 11

194 4

16,86,599 15

22,887

West Bengal

15,62,173 524

7,810 96

15,35,699 608

18,664 12

Delhi

14,38,517 20

379 8

14,13,053 28

25,085

Odisha

10,20,754 510

4,947 96

10,07,666 600

8,141 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,094 38

297 7

9,91,234 43

13,563 2

Rajasthan

9,54,263 9

91 10

9,45,218 19

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,737 14

133 3

8,15,522 17

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,402 8

96 0

7,81,789 8

10,517

Haryana

7,70,746 13

340 6

7,60,598 7

9,808

Bihar

7,25,901 7

69 1

7,16,173 8

9,659

Telangana

6,63,662 208

4,991 14

6,54,765 220

3,906 2

Punjab

6,01,323 59

307 10

5,84,517 38

16,499 31

Assam

5,98,423 455

4,984 72

5,87,632 517

5,807 10

Jharkhand

3,48,125 9

55 1

3,42,937 10

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,393 11

267 6

3,35,736 17

7,390

Jammu And Kashmir

3,28,069 128

1,461 32

3,22,191 159

4,417 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,17,140 234

1,616 54

2,11,871 177

3,653 3

Goa

1,75,583 85

810 36

1,71,478 48

3,295 1

Puducherry

1,25,517 54

867 56

1,22,818 109

1,832 1

Manipur

1,18,673 178

2,183 6

1,14,658 183

1,832 1

Tripura

83,905 51

346 10

82,750 40

809 1

Mizoram

81,460 1,731

15,140 1,008

66,057 721

263 2

Meghalaya

79,667 174

1,896 5

76,391 168

1,380 1

Chandigarh

65,188 7

41 4

64,329 3

818

Arunachal Pradesh

54,126 56

410 12

53,444 67

272 1

Sikkim

30,971 16

654 59

29,937 74

380 1

Nagaland

30,907 43

467 17

29,786 59

654 1

Ladakh

20,737 7

138 4

20,392 3

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 1

10,666 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,359 3

8 3

10,300

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,600

13 0

7,458

129

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